Vladimir Ivanovich Shcherbakov studied at the Saratov
conservatory with F. E. Gartsman. He graduated in 1968.
The same year, Shcherbakov became a soloist at the
Saratov Opera and Ballet Theatre.
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In 1975, Shcherbakov moved to the Kirov in Leningrad and
stayed there until 1977.
From 1977 to 1991, Shcherbakov sang at the Bolshoj.
His repertory included among others: Sobinin, Grigorij,
German, Vodemon, Sadko, Duca, Manrico, Radames, José,
Canio, Cavaradossi, ...
From 1987, Shcherbakov taught singing at the Russian
Academy of Music.
Shcherbakov recorded a complete Ivan Susanin (the Soviet remodeling of Zhizn za tsarja) with
Evgenij Nesterenko, Bela Rudenko, Tamara Sinjavskaja,
Konstantin Baskov, Sergej Arkhipov and Vladislav Pashinskij.
Unfortunately the aria Bratsi v metel was cut, as customary in that Soviet version of the opera.